According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly met with the Cleveland Browns for seven hours on Friday and left without a contract.
Kelly will now go through the process of interviewing with the Eagles and the Bills. At the moment the Browns remain the favorite to sign Kelly.
While sources say Kelly has positioned himself as the favorite to become the next Browns coach, there is no contractual agreement in place. However, the two sides see no significant obstacles that would prevent a contract being completed if they decide to move forward Saturday night, the sources added.
Kelly informed Haslam and Banner that he wanted to “go through the process” by meeting with the Bills and Eagles, something he regretted last hiring season when he only interviewed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source close to the Oregon coach.